30
Water Tower
1947 - 1950


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History
The 30 Water Tower is an superb model of a real-life water tower frequently seen in the United States in the 1940's. It's size and detail are scale-like and many layout builders use this accessory near their freight yard.

This water tower is a modified version of the earlier # 38 Pumping Water Tower. The # 30 does include the operating spout -- which can be raised or lowered -- but does not include the pump or components to hold real water inside of the water tank.

Features
The 30 Water Tower has the following standard features: gray die-cast base, brown or black plastic tank support trestles, amber-colored see-through tank and a plastic roof. The water spout is a two piece plastic item glued together with a metal shield attached to the end.

The roof was available in either gray, brown or red. However, there is some question as to the originality of a red roof. Many believe the red roof was not available on the # 30 and versions having a red roof are simply a roof which was leftover inventory from the # 38 tower.

This accessory is an on-off type accessory and controlled by Lionel's 96C controller.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

Brown Support Trestles - Shown in the photo above - The brown support trestles are more common than the black trestles. This version was available with any of the different color roofs.
Black Support Trestles - Less common than the brown version and also available with any of the three roof colors.

30 Water Tower
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Brown Support Trestles 1947 - 1950:Brown Corrugated1946 - 1950
Black Support Trestles ??:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
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30 Water Tower
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Available inventory as of Tue Sep 2 03:00:01 2014 .
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Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
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SponsorConditionPriceDateComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$145.00Sun Dec 9 14:58:42 2012 Here's an original water tower in great condition. All of the support structure braces are complete and not damged nor cracked -- a common problem with these accessories. The # 30 tower is the premium tower with an all die-cast base and support structure below the water tower.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$165.00Tue Apr 3 17:32:32 2012 Up for sale is the harder-to-find black base water tower. The exterior on this tower is extremely clean, all-original and free of nicks, chips and damage. All of the cross support structure braces are complete and not damged nor cracked -- a common problem with these accessories.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$175.00Tue Feb 26 11:01:06 2013 Now available is an original water tower in great condition. All of the support structure braces are complete and not damged nor cracked. The # 30 tower is the premium tower with an all die-cast base and support structure below the water tower.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$185.00Wed Dec 4 05:36:08 2013 An original water tower is now available and it is in great condition. All of the support structure braces are complete and none of them are damged nor cracked. The # 30 tower is the premium tower with an all die-cast base and support structure below the water tower.
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Related Paper Products For Sale
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DescriptionSheet #DateConditionPriceComments
Instructions for Operating No. 30 Lionel Water Tower30-118 / 19487+$ 18.00Clean instruction sheet with only the slightest signs of fading. Corners are nice and square, no tape, tears nor stains.
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